Sunday, August 14, 2011

antibiotic resistance

There continues to be growing concern about antibiotic resistance. We never use them here, and don't even know how to use them or what to do with them. It just not seem right to eat animals that have been given antibiotics, so we just don't do it.

Recently published in Scientific American, studies show that the antibiotic resistance can be lessened greatly in one generation of poultry. That is what we are doing here: keeping animals off of their waste or, in the winter, using tons of sawdust to absorb (and then be the foundation of our compost) so that we have rich, antibiotic free inputs for our planting beds.

We will continue to run our farm in this way, as the chicken tastes great, the eggs are delicious and wow do we love it!

Here is the link to the article: poultry changes in one generation

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